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Well that has shaken me, SCT instead of Refractor

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:11 am
by skyhawk
Well that has shaken me, SCT instead of Refractor

I have always believed that the best scope for imaging and or viewing the Moon is a Refractor.

Last night for the first time I used my SC 8" Edge and the Moon was superb.
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Re: Well that has shaken me, SCT instead of Refractor

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:28 pm
by brian livesey
It's a belated reply Skyhawk, but the image is of low magnification ( 50X? ). If you'd used a higher magnification with the SCT and compared the result with a good refractor, the latter would probably have excelled due to the SCT's large central obstruction causing some image deterioration.

Re: Well that has shaken me, SCT instead of Refractor

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:37 pm
by skyhawk
I use my Edge HD for the moon and my 120 triplet
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With Edge HD FR
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Re: Well that has shaken me, SCT instead of Refractor

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:41 pm
by skyhawk
brian livesey wrote:It's a belated reply Skyhawk, but the image is of low magnification ( 50X? ). If you'd used a higher magnification with the SCT and compared the result with a good refractor, the latter would probably have excelled due to the SCT's large central obstruction causing some image deterioration.

I do agree with you